Jaroslav Halak G NYI 15 Hrs
Halak notched his sixth victory in a row and ninth overall on the season Saturday against the Penguins, stopping 27 of 28 shots in the 4-1 win.
Halak's winning streak looked to be in jeopardy heading into the final period with the two teams deadlocked at 1-1, but the Isles' attack heated up thereafter, scoring three unanswered goals to pull away. The netminder's season numbers aren't quite elite, but he's starting to look like a highly dependable fantasy option behind an improved Islanders squad.
Jaroslav Halak G NYI 2 Days
Halak will be in line to start Saturday against the Penguins.
Halak will replace Chad Johnson in the crease, but the Isles' lineup will otherwise remain unchanged from the unit that beat the Penguins in a shootout Friday night. Johnson no longer appears much of a threat to Halak's standing as the No. 1 goalie based on the latter's improved performance of late. Halak is 5-1 with a .941 save percentage over six outings in November.
Jaroslav Halak G NYI 5 Days
Halak stopped two of 28 shots to claim the victory over the Lightning on Tuesday.
In stymieing the Bolts' exceptional offensive attack, Halak claimed his fifth win in a row to push his record to 8-4. His 2.54 GAA and .914 save percentage remains only middle-of-the-road as far as starting goalies go, but it's probably worth rolling him most nights while he stays hot.
Jaroslav Halak G NYI 6 Days
Halak will start Tuesday's game against the Lightning, Newsday's Arthur Staple reports.
Halak will be shooting for his fifth straight win Tuesday night, but that will not come easy against a Tampa Bay squad that scored five goals in each of its last two games and currently leads the league with 3.68 goals per contest.
Jaroslav Halak G NYI 9 Days
Halak stopped 35 of the 38 shots he faced in regulation, before denying two of three shooters in the shootout for his fourth straight win Friday against Florida.
Caution, if you see Halak, don't go near him, as he is scorching hot. He has now won four straight games and has only allowed five games in that span. Halak was spectacular Friday, making a couple ridiculous stops that were all over the highlight reel. The Islanders are rolling right now, and Halak is a big reason why. Have him in your lineup whenever New York is in action.
Jaroslav Halak G NYI 10 Days
Halak will be in goal for Friday's game against the Panthers.
Halak will look to stay hot after pitching a shoutout in each of his last two starts. He will take on a Florida team that scored four goals in each of its last two contests but is averaging a meager 1.85 goals per game on the season -- the third lowest mark in the league.
Jaroslav Halak G NYI 12 Days
Halak's 20 saves and a bust-out by the Isles' offense added up to Tuesday's 6-0 shellacking of the Avalanche -- Halak's second straight shutout.
The Islanders absolutely manhandled Colorado and Arizona over their last two games, outshooting the opposition by a combined 79-39 tally while Halak stopped all the shots on his end. The defense in front of him has been looking better of late, and that's certainly been the biggest contributor to his three straight wins.
Jaroslav Halak G NYI 13 Days
Halak will be in the crease Tuesday against the Avalanche, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
While he probably hasn't shaken off the threat of Chad Johnson eating into his workload just yet, Halak seems to be on the cusp of re-solidifying himself as the Isles' unquestioned No. 1 goalie. He's emerged victorious in his last two outings, with his 19-save blanking of the Coyotes on Saturday earning him his first shutout of the season. Halak looks like he'll be a decent option versus the struggling Avalanche, who rank in the league's bottom 10 in shot attempts per game.
Jaroslav Halak G NYI 15 Days
Halak stopped all 19 shots he faced in Saturday's win over Arizona.
After dropping four straight games, Halak has now won two straight, advancing to 5-4-0 on the season. After his shutout bid Saturday, Halak has lowered his GAA to 2.87 and raised his save percentage to .905. He has stopped 51 of the last 52 shots he has faced and remains a solid fantasy option behind a good, yet inconsistent, Islanders team.
Jaroslav Halak G NYI 16 Days
Halak will be in the crease Saturday against the Coyotes.
Halak delivered a strong effort in an overtime victory Wednesday over the Ducks, stopping 32 of 34 shots to snap a four-game losing skid. Coach Jack Capuano continues to roll both Halak and Chad Johnson with regularity, but by virtue of his larger four-year, $18 million contract, Halak will be given more opportunities to prove that he's the Isles' most dependable option in goal.